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Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 Lens - Nikon F Fit

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The Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 is a lens that’s packed with versatility and creative opportunity. It is primarily a portraiture lens that will produce velvety, glowing and ethereal images, but at the same time, has a 1:2 macro ratio enabling the capture of stunning macro photography. Using Lensbaby’s trademark optics, you can capture creative images that are beautifully dream-like images with wider apertures as well as sharp and unique shots as you stop down, giving give a film-like-feel. The true beauty of this lens is that whether you are shooting portraiture or macro work, you can achieve a unique look and feel to you images, reminiscent of classic film cameras and lenses. It match the feel of the images you take, the lens has an old-fashioned design to its barrel exterior - An all-metal body with a clear-anodised finish and engraved aperture/focus markings.

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 Lens Key Features:

  • Classic, high-quality Lensbaby construction
  • Singlet-Doublet-Singlet Optical Design
  • Dream-like and ethereal feel to images
  • Pleasing soft glow effect at f1.6 aperture
  • The f1.6 aperture gives selective focus control
  • Creative and expressive portraiture lens
  • 1:2 maximum magnification ratio
  • Minimum working distance of just 13cm
  • Enables effective and dramatic close-up work
  • Smooth manual focus design for complete control

Expanded Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 Lens Key Features:

A Versatile Lens

The 56mm is an ideal portraiture lens but can easily be worked as a street or landscape lens. However, this lens has more to offer. This lens has a 1:2 reproduction ratio and a close focus distance of just 13cm which enables the lens to benefit from close macro operation. This means that whether you’re a photographer or videographer, you can benefit from both standard and macro shooting without the need to change lense. It means that you can capture stunning portraits of your subject and then go closer for fine details at a moment’s notice. It’s a truly versatile shooting option that allows you to experiment when shooting.

Creative Effects

Lensbaby’s signature optical lens make up is what offers a velvet effect and ethereal mood to images. This in-camera creative effect is capable of elevating imagery with depth, dimension and soulful expression. At bright apertures, you can efficiently play with depth of field and create unique, interesting and beautifully circular bokeh in your out of focus areas. When using more narrow and darker apertures, you can capture a subtle velvety smoothness that will set your images aside when compared with any other 56mm prime lens.

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 Lens
  • 1 x Front Lens Cap
  • 1 x Rear Lens Cap

Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 Lens Product Video:

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Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f1.6 Lens Sample Images:

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Product Specification

Aperture blades 9
Lens mount Nikon F (FX)
Camera Lens Type Standard Prime
Colour Black
Enlargement Ratio 1:2
Filter thread (mm) 62
Focal length (tele) 56
Focal length (wide) 56
Focus mechanism Manual
Lens elements 4
Lens groups 3
Max aperture - tele 1.6
Max aperture - wide 1.6
Minimum aperture 16
Minimum Focus Distance (m) 0.12
Sensor Full Frame
Size 72 x 85.2mm
Weight (g) 410
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Product Code: 1570678-wex Manufacturers Part Number: LBV56BN